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2021 Ram 1500 Vs. 2021 Ford F-150 in Orillia, ON

The pickup truck is a staple on roads across Ontario, as Ontarians are some of the most hardworking individuals across Canada. Ontario workers need pickup trucks with capability they can rely on. The Ram 1500 has been MotorTrend’s Truck of the Year in 2019, 2020, 2021, for good reason. The Ram 1500 has established itself as the premier pickup truck in all-situations across Canada. Not without its challengers, see how the Ram 1500 compares against the Ford F-150. Find the Ram 1500 in Orillia, today here at Mac Lang Orillia.

Entry-Level Performance & Safety

Ram 1500 Tradesman

f-150-xl

Model: 2021 Ram 1500 Tradesman 2021 Ford F-150 XL
Price: Starting at $41,165 Starting at $34,079
Engines: 3.6L Pentastar V6 Engine with eTorque 3.3L V6 PFDI Engine
Horsepower 305 290
Torque (lb-ft) 269 265
Transmission 8-speed automatic 10-speed automatic

 

The base 3.6L Pentastar engine for the Ram 1500 delivers a best-in-class standard horsepower rating, plus enough torque to tackle tough jobs. The Ram’s Pentastar engine delivers higher horsepower, torque, and towing capacity compared to the F-150’s V6. Albeit with only an 8-speed transmission, the Ram 1500 still delivers smooth performance either on its own and while towing trailers.

Top Trim Comparison

Ram 1500 TRX

F-150 Raptor

Model: 2021 Ram 1500 TRX 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor
Price: $97,865 $86,025
Engines: 6.2L Supercharged HEMI V8 3.5L PowerBoost High-Output V6
Horsepower 702 450
Torque (lb-ft) 430 510
Transmission 8-speed automatic 10-speed automatic

 

There are several different powertrain options depending on the trim of your Ram 1500. At the peak of the 2021 Ram 1500 lineup, there's the TRX featuring the 6.2L Supercharged HEMI V8. At 702 horsepower, and 430lb-ft of torque, and exceptional towing capability, you’ll blow by everyone else on the road. This capability was borrowed from the Hellcat engine design, to improve performance greatly for this pickup model. While the F-150 Raptor does offer great capability, when compared to the Ram 1500 TRX, there’s one clear cut winner here.

Trim Level Comparison

For both the Ram 1500 and Ford F-150, there are several various trim options to provide more choice for customers. The Ram 1500 trim lineup is renowned for offering more diversity in the various trim designs. The Sport trim offers athletic blacked-out features, while the Rebel provides a more bold and robust stance. For a higher luxury experience, choose from the Laramie, Limited, and Limited Longhorn options. For the classic experience, check out the Ram 1500 Classic model lineup, offering the exact same Ram 1500 capability as the modern model, but with the iconic Ram design from the previous generation.

Our Verdict

While the Ford F-150 is a fine truck, the Ram 1500 is clearly superior in terms of performance, which is the most important aspect of a pickup. You’ll be able to get more work done with a Ram 1500 model, and have more choice than ever before with the variety of features and designs found across its model lineup. Find MotorTrend’s three-time Truck-of-the-Year here at Mac Lang Orillia, your premier location for Ram models here in the Orillia, Ontario area. Book your test drive with us today.